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Flags to be lowered for trooper killed in crash

Flags at all state buildings in New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday to honor a state trooper who was killed when his cruiser struck a deer last weekend. Gov. Chris Christie ordered the

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2015, 3:23 AM

Updated 3,306 days ago

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Flags at all state buildings in New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday to honor a state trooper who was killed when his cruiser struck a deer last weekend.
Gov. Chris Christie ordered the honor for 24-year-old Anthony Raspa, who lived in Highland Park and was a member of Troop "C'' based at the Hamilton Township station in Mercer County.
State police officials have said Raspa and partner Gene Hong were patrolling eastbound on a stretch of I-195 in Monmouth County when their Ford Crown Victoria struck the deer early Saturday.
The car ran off the side of the road and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The 29-year-old Hong was treated at a hospital for lacerations and a neck injury.


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